BamaFootball4Life

Saban wants Alabama to avoid being bullied, play fearless at Tennessee

Posted by | Oct 25, 2014 | -

By Michael Casagrande, al.com:
It’s not hard to see the difference. When Alabama hits the road, its full offense doesn’t always make the trip. In two SEC games away from Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s totaled 623 yards while it averaged 637 in the two at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Production even dipped from gaining 396 yards against the SEC’s second-best defense at Ole Miss to 227 against the 10th-ranked Arkansas defense. That brings No. 4 Alabama (6-1, 3-1 SEC) to Saturday. The third SEC road test takes the Tide to Tennessee’s 102,455-seat Neyland Stadium for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff. While the Vols (3-4, 0-3 SEC) are struggling on offense, their defense ranks sixth in the SEC allowing 326 yards a game.

Continue Reading >>

Kiffin’s Return to Tennessee Creates Intrigue

Posted by | Oct 25, 2014 | -

By Cliff Kirkpatrick, Montgomery Advertiser:
The return of Lane Kiffin to Knoxville comes to the forefront of Alabama’s next game. Sure, it’s the heated Alabama-Tennessee rivalry. And the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide needs to maintain its winning ways to contend for SEC and national titles. However, the biggest intrigue is how Alabama’s first-year offensive coordinator will handle his first game against his former team. And how he’ll be treated in Neyland Stadium since he left Tennessee after one year for Southern California. Kiffin is not allowed share his thoughts this week. Saban lets his coordinators to speak to the media twice a year before and after the regular season, but Kiffin spoke about this game in August.

Continue Reading >>

Alabama vs. Tennessee Preview

Posted by | Oct 25, 2014 | -

By Jonathan Machlin, fanatix.com:
The #4 Alabama Crimson Tide head north for a game against the Tennessee Volunteers in Week 9 of college football. While many critics say that Alabama has been underperforming this season, the fact remains that Nick Saban’s team is 6-1 with it’s only loss coming in a narrow 17-23 road loss to Ole Miss’ incredible defense. While the win over Arkansas was thoroughly unimpressive with a one-point victory, Alabama reminded the entire college football world that they are one of the best with a 59-0 blowout over the #21 Texas A&M Aggies.

Continue Reading >>

Saban Says Rush, Secondary Play Improve Steadily

Posted by | Oct 24, 2014 | -

By MARQ BURNETT, ledger-enquirer.com:
When it comes to Alabama’s pass rush and secondary, as one has improved, so has the other. The two elements of the Crimson Tide’s defense had their best game last week against Texas A&M, holding the Aggies to 141 passing yards and racking up six sacks. Heading into its road trip to Tennessee on Saturday, the Tide hopes that level of play can carry over.

Continue Reading >>

Alabama’s Sims Looking For Better Road Production

Posted by | Oct 24, 2014 | -

by David Paschall, timesfreepress.com:
“Sweet Home Alabama” has added meaning this autumn, particularly in the case of Blake Sims. Alabama’s fifth-year senior quarterback has been sensational both passing and rushing against Southeastern Conference opposition inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. In road trips earlier this month to Ole Miss and Arkansas, however, the 6-foot, 208-pounder produced more modest aerial numbers and never got going on the ground. The No. 4 Crimson Tide play their third SEC road game Saturday night when they visit longstanding rival Tennessee. “I’m ready to see what we can do on the road and show everybody that we can bring it from here and still keep the same intensity,” Sims said in a news conference this week.

Continue Reading >>

Let’s Be Honest, We Were Wrong About Blake Sims

Posted by | Oct 24, 2014 | -

By Michael Casagrande, al.com:
It’s not easy being wrong ― even harder when you thought you knew it all. But it’s time to man up, and I suspect there are a few out there in the same boat. We’re not perfect. Blake Sims proved it. And after seven games of the 2014 season, it would be wrong to move forward without addressing this. It was a foregone conclusion when practice started Aug. 1 that Sims would eventually slip to the No. 2 quarterback job. Picking against Florida State transfer Jacob Coker didn’t seem feasible. I was assigned a 1,500-word profile on Coker for our preseason magazine and didn’t hesitate in July to declare him the favorite to start Game 1.

Continue Reading >>

Rocky Reception Awaits Alabama’s Kiffin in Return to Tennessee

Posted by | Oct 24, 2014 | -

By STEVE MEGARGEE, Gadsden Times:
Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin isn’t talking as the former Tennessee coach prepares to make his much-anticipated return to Knoxville. He has no choice. Alabama coach Nick Saban’s policy of keeping his assistants off limits to the media during the regular season means Kiffin isn’t sharing his emotions as he heads back to a town that hasn’t forgiven him nearly five years after his messy departure. Kiffin coached Tennessee for just one season before leaving for Southern California three weeks prior to National Signing Day. “We had a great year there,” Kiffin said in August, the only time he’s spoken to reporters since coming to Alabama. “The people were phenomenal there. (I) really loved being there. It was just a unique situation that came about. You can’t look back.”

Continue Reading >>

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alabama Coach Nick Saban Going Into Alabama Academy of Honor

Posted by | Oct 24, 2014 | -

From tribtown.com:
Apple CEO Tim Cook and University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban will be among eight people inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor on Monday in Montgomery. The academy recognizes 100 living Alabamians for their accomplishments and service.

Continue Reading >>

Ragland a Force in the Middle of the Defense

Posted by | Oct 23, 2014 | -

By Cliff Kirkpatrick, Montgomery Advertiser:
Reggie Ragland was asked this week what made the difference this year as to why he has been so productive. He’s been a leader on the fourth-ranked Alabama football team’s defense that ranks third in the nation. The starting junior inside linebacker from Madison paused to think, and then responded simply that he playing now. “Getting on the field, really,” Ragland said. “Finally getting onto the field because I had all-Americas in front of me.” Ragland spent his first two years as a backup and special teams player. He earned starting job this fall, and gets better each week.

Continue Reading >>

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

This is a fan site and is NOT affiliated with the University of Alabama in any way.
Contact me at: BamaFootball4Life@gmail.com
© 2007-2012 BamaFootball4Life, - WordPress Themes by DBT - Privacy Policy
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

site stats